Posted: 2005-11-14 15:32:00
alright, so here's the deal. I've got about 5 days left in Paris, then a long ass plane ride home. and ya know what? I'm ready for it. I'm not saying i haven't had an amazing time, cos trust me, i have. but i need to be back with my people. you know who you are.
parents, i think our plane gets in at 3:15 on saturday afternoon. be forewarned that i will be dead tired and probably cranky. if you ask me to tell you everything i did, i will punch either or both of you in the nose. also, i'm prolly gonna be driving down to augie on sunday (with a few stops for naps along the way...or a shit ton of caffeine) to get my drum set because Davenport has a show on the 27th and the 30th. the latter, unfortunately, is a wednesday. i have class on wednesday. but fear not dave, mills, chris, i will be there. the penny road pub is a sweet venue and i look forward to playing it again.
also, thanksgiving sounds really delicious rightnow. i'm getting sick of french food. baguettes tear up the roof of my mouth, and though delicious, are getting kinda old.
as a public announcement to the world, the next 48 hours of my life are alcohol free. a) to prove to myself that i'm not an alcoholic b) because hemingway said that hunger was a great discipline, and since i feel like being disciplined, i'm going to deprive myself for two days. c) becuase i'd like a clear head for these last few days here and to type my huge paper on that Keats poem.
this also means that thursday night i will come within inches of death as i consume more alcohol than france can probably supply me with. I wonder what the inside of a french hospital looks like.
alot of people here have pink hair. i want to buy some french shoes. tour de france stuff is expensive. the doors on the subways are cool, but old ladies sometimes can't open them and you feel bad. i've seen more blind people here than in any other city. they haven't seen me. the eiffle tour is gorgeous at night. it's also really effing high up there. and spitting off it is cool. the beaches of normandy, though beaches, were cold and depressing. the french helped us in our revolution, so we helped them take their shit back from germany. now no one owes anyone anything and i think they know that. miles and miles of underground tunnels filled with 2.5 million skeletons is the creepiest/coolest thing i have ever seen. sometimes you just need to listen to Killswitch Engage, or Poison the Well, or maybe a little Rush. i know Rush isn't anything like the first two, but you still need them sometimes.
an ipod is a pretty sweet thing to have on this trip. i need to make sure to get all my CD's on there when i get home, because i have really wanted to listen to Tegan and Sara a couple times, but i never put it on there. also, Chris, thank you so much for the new coheed. i'll buy the album when i get back, but it's good to have while i'm here.
london was really sweet, i hope to go back there sometime. i wouldn't mind if i never came back to paris or rome. if i did, it would be in the spring time. i really want to go to australia, and if/when i do, i'll have a place to stay, which is cool.
i think i'm going to see if i can work a week at motorola over winter break so i'm not broke spring term.
we're gonna start making our own beer when we get back. Danza Drool will be the classy brew for the refined pallet. Tony Danza Krunk Juice will probably taste like licking pavement, but it will have the highest alcohol content we can figure out how to make.
hemingway's father, son, and himself all committed suicide. i'm not saying i like this, though i like hemingway, i'm just saying taht's weird. plus he named his kid Bumby, and his cat F. Puss. cool name for the cat i guess.
ok, doug wants to head out, so i bid you farewell. maybe expect one more hearing from me before i show up in the US.
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Posted: 2005-11-09 14:15:00
i'm in paris, i wanna be home, i miss steve and dawn and aj and poole and amanda. WWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted: 2005-11-01 15:54:00
i still don't really understand that...
anyway, taking off for Paris tomorrow. that's pretty cool. no offense rome, but i'm all romed out. maybe it's the fact taht i've been drinking myself stupid in your ancient streets for the past two and a half weeks. maybe it's because the water pressure in your showers makes it painful if the stream should fall below the waste, or maybe it's because your public transportation frankly licks my balls. but i'm done with you. paris here i come, get the wine and cheese ready.
i am proud to say, however, that i licked the colosseum. yes, thatì's right. i have a picture too. this marks the third building over 500 years old that i have licked thus far in my travels. and i made sure it was an old white marble part, not the rebuilt brick sections.
pub crawls are pretty sweet, espcially two nights in a row. especially when you're wearing nothing but a bed sheet. and especially when there are 25 other people only wearing bedsheets with you.
bros before hoes
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Posted: 2005-10-10 15:22:00
ya, sorta. i'm in berlin right now. and to start, the Y and the Z are in different places on the kezboard, so just deal with it cos itäs easier to tzpe like this. also the ' requires me to shift, otherwise i get this ä so zouäll just have too make to with that too.
anzwaz, berlin has beeen awesome so far, and we still have two mroe nights here. we roamed the citz zesterdaz after getting in at 6am from a night train. itäs much cheaper here than london, which is awesome. our hostel is amaying. it has the most chill coffee/bar place downstairs and 6 floors of rooms. weäre in a room with 32 people in it, so itäs kinda nuts, but i met some girls from australia, Abbey and Christine (it hink are their names...i hope, cos thezäre coming out with us toinght) but one is reallz quite attractive, so 32 people might watch me get some... parents, stop reading this.
thatäs all for now, we went ona 5 hour walking tour and i feel verz educated. i need a bier.
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Posted: 2005-10-08 14:41:00
so i'm in amsterdam right now. i won't lie and say i haven't partaken, but come on, it's legal here. and it's controled. so i'm not buying it from bums and accidentally smoking crack.
anyway, the red light district was nuts. seriously. thank god i ahve morals, otherwise i prolly wouldn't have a penis right now.
Mom, Dad, everything is cool. we have a train booked to berlin and a hostel there for 3 nights. we've decidd to cut Milan out of our travel plans, nto enough time. So that means 4 nights in Prague, then off to rome.
Today has been so freakin cool. our hostel here is about 20 minutes outside of central amsterdam, which is a bit of a pain, but we are in the rural countryside of Holland, and lemme tell ya, it's sweet. Me and doug and Mike (of the yonk variety) rented bikes today and rode for about 20 minutes to a small little town. we bought some groceries for lunch and headed back. the cities around here are designed to have bikes in them, specific bike lanes everywhere, so it's cool. and it's so nice to have cars driving on the correct side of the road again.
I think we're gonna go chill by a lake for a few hours before we have to head back into the city and catch our train to berlin. I'll try and keep this updated from our trip.. so far, it's been one hell of an adventure!
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Posted: 2005-10-02 23:27:00
i've been really bad about updating this while i'm in europe. but i'll make a quick little entry and try and sum things up.
i've been in london for the past month and it has been amazing. i've been to all the big name places, london tower, st pauls cathedral, the globe, westminster abbey, over half a dozen museums and art galleries, and just about every pub withing a 5 mile radius of central london.
this past weekend i spent in wales. most amazing country side i've ever seen. the landscape was a lush green that you only see in pictures. i climbed all over 600 year old castles, leared a little welsh (yachida [cheers], diolch [thank you], baridar [goodmorning]).
thrusday we leave for a ten day break before having to end up in rome for classes to resume. i'll be traveling with the yonk brothers, doug, and nate (if you don't know them, oh well). the plan is to head from london to amsterdam, to berlin, to prague, to milan, and then rome. we're half planning and booking, half flying by the seets of our pants. it'll be quite the adventure.
i miss home a bit, mainly the friends, family, and video games. for the latter, i have my books about dragons to keep me from shaking at night.
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